Chile recorded a day without deaths from coronavirus for the first time since March 2020. This was reported in its daily bulletin by the Department of Health Statistics and Information. Although the reports of December 28, 2020 and January 5 of this year had not reported deaths, the Minister of Health, Enrique Paris, explained that it was due to the way the deaths were processed, considering that they were days after the long holidays for the Christmas and New Years holidays.
With this, the total death toll from coronavirus in Chile remains at 37,253.
Regarding infections, this Tuesday 297 new ones were reported. The positivity was 1%. Of the new cases, 79 presented symptoms, 100 are asymptomatic and 18 corresponded to PCR tests without notifying them.
The total accumulated cases in Chile amounted to 1,644,832, of which 1,601,955 have been recovered. These figures are known a day after the country began to inoculate children between 6 and 12 years old with the Chinese Coronavac.
The first to receive the vaccine this week will be children with specific comorbidities, while from September 26 all children will be able to do so.